Gougeon Brothers, Inc . (GBI) has enjoyed a strong partnership with Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) since the early 1980s. As a small epoxy resin formulator serving the composites industry, GBI depends on the responsive and cost-effective technical support provided by the SVSU Independent Test Laboratory (ITL) through materials testing and analysis. While we started out focusing on a limited number of ASTM tests, the ITL has been a valuable partner in developing, validating and performing a broad set of customer specific test programs. Additionally, the staff of the ITL has done a great job of integrating services and equipment from other departments within the university to solve focussed technical problems for GBI.
Through our relationship with the ITL, we expanded to participate in the SVSU School of Science, Engineering and Technology co-op program, hiring a great group of students for summer and multi-semester internships. Over the years, this partnership has brought GBI a core of valued employees in our Technical Group.
We consider the SVSU Independent Testing Lab to be a regional gem. Tri-county businesses serving technical materials markets should be using the ITL as a key resource for R&D and quality support. It is a partnership that makes sense.
GOUGEON BROTHERS, INC.